Bioe

The Bioe group addresses the combination of microbial, electrochemical and engineering tools to restore contaminated environments (soil and water) by exploring the world behind microbial electrochemical technologies:

  • Physiology and biochemistry of microbial electrogenesis.
  • Environmental microbial electrogenesis.
  • Microbial electrogenesis and bioengineering.

What do we do?

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Agenda has 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by all UN Member States, which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere.

The research carried out by the group contributes to achieving the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Research team

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Dr. Abraham Esteve Núñez

Associate professor at the University of Alcalá. Madrid. Spain

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Dr. Ana Karina Boltes EspĂ­nola

Professor at University of Alcalá. Madrid. Spain

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Belén Barroeta

Science communicator

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Colin Wardman

Research assistant

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Mario Jiménez Conde

Predoctoral researcher METFILTER

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Daniela Torruella Salas

Research assistant

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Sara Mozo Pacheco

Predoctoral researcher

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Ana JesĂşs Vega de Armas

Research Assistant

Projects

  • IBERIMET

    2023 - 2025

    National Network of Microbial Electrochemical Technologies

  • NYMPHE

    2023 - 2026

    New system-driven bioremediation of polluted habitats and environment

  • TRINEFLEX

    2022 - 2026

    Transformation of energy intensive process industries through integration of energy, process, and feedstock flexibility

  • BEER4all

    2022 - 2025

    Innovative Strategies based on biotechnology and electrochemistry for producing valuable products from brewery wastewater

  • MOBIMET

    Mobimet

    2022 - 2025

    New strategies for the sustainable production of reused water by means of modular electroactive wetland: METlands

  • photoELECTRA

    2022 - 2025

    Photo microbial electrochemical fluidized bioreactor: a new strategy for treating industrial wastewater and producing high-valuable products

  • BIOCO2MET

    2022 - 2024

    Sustainable CO2 bioconversion by microbial electrochemical tools using fluidised electrodes

  • REGENERA

    2021 - 2024

    Research on hybrid storage technologies and predictive modeling for transforming industries into offshore renewable energy management points

  • CLEAN-CM

    2021 - 2022

    Control and elimination of biological and chemical risks in the water cycle

  • 2020 - 2024

    Microbial electrochemical technologies for wastewater polluted by hydrocarbons

  • ELECTRAMMOX

    2020 - 2022

    Bioelectrochemical anaerobix oxidation of ammonia for sustainable N removal from wastewater

  • ELECTRA

    2019 - 2022

    Electricity driven Low Energy and Chemical input Technology foR Accelerated bioremediation

  • 2019 - 2023

    Design, construction and validation of METlands technologies applied to nutrient removal in wastewater

  • MET-FLUID

    2019 - 2022

    Microbial electrochemical reactors based on fluid-like electrodes: a new biotech platform for performing environmental applications

  • PRINTBio

    2019 - 2020

    3D-printing electricity-producing bacteria: a new paradigm for developing graphene-based biosensors

  • 2018 - 2021

    Design and construction of electrogenic wetlands for the removal of emerging pollutants in urban wastewater

  • BIODES

    2017 - 2019

    Low-energy technology for drinking water: microbial desalination

  • MIDES

    2016 - 2020

    Microbial Desalination for Low Energy Drinking Water

  • LIFE-ANSWER

    2017 - 2020

    Advanced Nutrient Solutions With Electrochemical Recovery

  • MET4HOME

    2016 - 2018

    Microbial electrochemical strategies oriented to a sustainable and decentralized urban wastewater reuse

  • iMETland

    2015 - 2018

    A new generation of Microbial Electrochemical Wetland for effective decentralized wastewater treatment

  • REMTAVARES

    2014 - 2018

    Madrid Network for Advanced Treatment of wastewater with non-biodegradable pollutants

  • EM4EM

    2014 - 2016

    Development of Microbial Electrogenic Technologies for the Elimination of Emerging Compounds in Wastewater

  • SMART WETLAND

    2013 - 2015

    Wastewater treatment in second generation of bioelectrogenic wetlands

  • BIO-SO4

    2012 - 2015

    Elimination of sulfates in water by bioelectrogenic methods

  • ITACA

    2011 - 2014

    Research on Treatment, Reuse and Control Technologies for the Future Sustainability of Wastewater Treatment

  • IISIS

    2011 - 2014

    Integrated Research on Sustainable Islands

  • AQUAELECTRA

    2010 - 2013

    Bioelectrogenic treatments applied to wastewater treatment

  • BACWIRE

    2009 - 2013

    Bacterial wiring for energy conversion and bioremediation

Contracts

  • Testing and validation of a water purifier prototype based on electroconductive biofilter technology

    2017

Other programs and initiatives